In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy!Written by
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Doug Liman says Paris is very close to his heart and is the most beautiful city in the world; he had previously filmed there on The Bourne Identity (2002). On this film, he got to showcase Paris in a completely different light. See more »
Incorrectly regarded as "Crew/Equipment Visible': At the Bavarian Alps dam, when 'Cage' (Tom Cruise) enters the building and rapidly turns to his left (where there is a large potted plant by the door) and aims his weapon, there is a sudden motion in the left background. This motion has been cited as a crew member ducking back out of site as Cruise turns toward them. In fact, upon close study, it is a branch of the potted plant.
Note that the reputed crew member appears as if they are carrying a mop or wearing a mop-like accoutrement. Note also that as Cruise turns suddenly left, the plant quivers slightly as if his weapon has brushed up against it. The motion by the plant perfectly coincides with the 'crew member' appearing to suddenly duck back out of sight of the camera when, in fact, it is a branch of the potted plant responding to Cruise's weapon brushing up against it.
This same branch/'Crew Member' can be seen for a fraction of a second behind Tom Cruise as the edit cuts to Cruise having turned back to his right. See more »
Superb! I rarely get to go to a movie with my older son after his siblings came along. We did manage to go to this movie in the cinemas. Not only were we glad we chose this movie to watch, but two years later, we still recall the impact this movie had on both of us.
This science fiction story is deeply satisfying. The movie treats the viewers as intelligent people. It is not in the same league of a plethora of science fiction movies that hit the cinemas every year. For example this year we have Independence Day 2, a high budget sequel to a high budget b-movie from a long time ago. It is profoundly forgettable. That is in stark contrast to Edge of Tomorrow, which has stayed with me for so long and today motivated me to come here on IMDb to write a review after two years!
This movie is a must watch. Thanks for reading.
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